Into Being

I don’t have to pinch myself anymore. My picture is now gracing the AWP website as part of the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, Fall 2018 cohort. It’s all in Technicolor now, on the web.  #awpw2w #awpmentorship



The best things
I keep close
in my arms.
I nestle them
the hollow
of my throat.
My heartbeat
turn lodestar
turn engine
for their far
into being.


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